Saturday, April 8, 2017
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #569
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #569.202!
Head – Save Me From Myself (Rykodisc) :: Al Snow doesn’t
meet the Monkees in this swirling amalgamation of neo-NIN heaviness hitched with Jonathan Davis melodies.
Jr. – Como Te Llama? (Red Ink) :: Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, along comes this
English-speakin’ pop outing that actually contains a piano ballad called “Feed Me Jack, or: How I Learned To Stop
Worrying And Love Peter Sellers.” Really.
Chris Letcher – Harmonium (2 Feet) :: You wanna
talk about obscure? Let’s talk about how Chris gets bonus points for opting to unleash a charmingly chiming multitracked
cover version of “Wait” from Unca Lou’s Street Hassle album—and that’s the album’s
worst track compared to all the originals!
Emory Joseph Fennario – Songs By Jerry Garcia &
Robert Hunter (Iris) :: If the Grateful Dead’s entire back catalogue had sounded as consistently great as this
folksy jumpin’ jive record does, then all of their albums would’ve sold even more than they did.
– For Your Consideration (Music With A Twist) :: Excuuuuse me, but a dizzy dame that records a comedy album
just to win a comedy Grammy (insert obligatory trademark symbol here) award and then earnestly writes, “I hope you find
it funny” in the liner notes? Yeah, funny strange.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Zuzu’s Petals
– Kicking Our Own Asses (Rhino Handmade) :: This kooky cool catch-all that captures their four-year max out
comes a-twangin’ and a-ramblin’ into town with a surfeit of top down female pop verve ’n’ squelchy
distorto swerve that sounds every bit as vital as it did 20 years ago. They sing about gun-totin’ and smack-shootin’
and heartbreak-achin’ but most of all they crow ecstatic about gettin’ the last laugh on the droolin’ dorks
that they attract like, uh, flies—all fueled by a Melanie-worshippin’ perpetual motion motor that evokes shredded
Nirvana and poppy Ramones and brainy Talking Heads. One of these ditzy dolls oughta write a book.
– Petal Pusher (Atria Books) :: Well,
whaddya know? One of them did!
Be seeing you!